Childcare Alliance Response Team (CART)

Is your child (or a friend’s child) in need of behavioral support? Are you in danger of losing the childcare setting for your child because of challenging behaviors? The Childcare Alliance Response Team (CART) could be of enormous help!

CART provides behavioral support for children ages birth to five who are experiencing challenging behaviors in a childcare setting and are not identified as having special education needs. CART services are provided at NO COST to the family or the childcare programs.
Services include:

  • General education interventions/strategies
  • Collaborative development of individual plans
  • Referral to other resources as necessary

Because CART is a Benton, Cedar, Linn, Johnson, Jones, Tama and Washington County Early Childhood Iowa Grant funded program, referrals to this program are limited only to those counties.

How can we help your child?

The Childcare Alliance Response Team (CART) is a program that will provide a rapid response of intensive behavioral support for children ages 0-5 who are not labled as having special education needs.

If you have any additional CART questions, please contact
If you are concerned about your child’s development please contact Grant Wood Area Education Agency using this form.

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Cedar and Jones County

Early Childhood Iowa

CART Referral Form

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